PODCAST

The Telugu Saga

Wanna know how Generation Z Telugu Community is doing? Telugu Saga will take you on a voyage to experience how the new young telugu generation is tackling their lives and how their lives have impacted growing up abroad. The purpose of this podcast is to keep the community connected, share our thoughts, struggles, perspectives, learn from each other and share our knowledge. This is to give a voice to everyone who wants to speak, and for the people who are listening this is to say that you are not alone in this journey, you are part of the Telugu Saga.

The Telugu Saga

Episodes

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Priyatham Burgadda, an enthusiastic individual with great videography skills started his own company/side hustle called “Fly High Videography”. Priyatham has built a reputation among his community through the use of high quality videos, and an amazing work ethic. Additionally, Priyatham takes leadership in volunteering and helping out initiatives that help the less fortunate people in India. We hope that Priyatham’s Side Hustle expands throughout nationally, and wish him the very best!

Link to Fly High Videography:  https://www.flyhighvideography.com/

Link to VTSeva(Volunteering): https://www.vtsworld.org/

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Bhargav Gopinatham currently working at Amazon shares his narrative of his passion for Telugu cinema since childhood. Lovely stories with his mom and friends, and their constant support for him to making content with short films, movie reviews, funny skits on his Instagram @dallas_nageswar_rao which started off a small college project. He gives out his wisdom on what to focus on when creating content. Tune in for some Sunil imitations :)

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Hema Kanthamneni Garu is a chief procurement officer at PURE (People for Urban and Rural Education). Earning the Presidential Lifetime Achievement award, Hema garu came on board to speak with us on why we should strive to volunteer, how it changes us and how you can also make small impactful changes around you. Tune in to find out how Hema garu is able to balance family, volunteering, and work.

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Hema Karunakram, an activist, dancer and ivy league graduate talks about her efforts and feelings about Black Lives Matter. While Hema thrives to bring in change for social justice, Hema also shared some of the genuine efforts that she has worked on to bring broader global reach.

Here are some relevant links to share

Letters for Black Lives -- Telugu letter:

https://bit.ly/lfbltelugu2020

Letters for Black Lives -- English letter (for South Asian American audiences):

https://lettersforblacklives.com/south-asian-us-edition-d2819da03774

2020 Telugu video for Black Lives Matter:

https://bit.ly/lfblteluguvideo

This one was focused more on the community building aspect of our work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOpJb5qHIAk&t=3s

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For a few India is home, and for others, it’s a dream destination. Priyasree garu went solo backpacking in India, her ancestral land. She finds herself visiting India many times. Find out how she travels and what she does to fulfill her experience, and maybe it's time for us to travel more than just your home town!

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How many of us are comfortable sharing this with the world? When will we normalize this notion to speak up whatever it is and still not be judged?

Akshith is here to normalize, he openly shares what he went through from childhood. Dealing with epilepsy and anxiety from a young age,

He went through so many struggles and fought for his life. Through this, he comes out as mentally strong, accepted for who he is and has a wonderful view towards life.

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Sometimes, moving to another country is not all bad, Nishit Bade, who moved from the U.S to India for a good amount of time, talks about the various experiences he had while adapting to a newer environment. Nishit’s ambitious mentality led him to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently works as a developer at Bank of America.

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Every person in this world is bound to have a rejection. It’s what allows us to try more and try better. Rejection stands as the most significant lesson if understood wisely and with patience. It gives us the ability to put ourselves in the back seat and help us prepare for our next launch to reach the stars.  Navya Setty shares her incredible story on how she faced difficulties in the opportunities as a college student. She has seen immense growth after every rejection, changing her xstyle as she approaches the next goal.

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Suraj Kandukuri, an MBA student from the University of Michigan- Stephen M. Ross School of Business, shares his story through college and how his experiences had led him to start his journey as an MBA student. Additionally, Suraj walks us through an MBA’s value and how it has carved a path for his career alignment. Suraj had interned at PwC and now will be returning there full time once he completes his MBA degree next year.

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When life puts you on the spot, you have to decide what to do and say. Teja Chilukuri, a human biology major graduate of UCSD, talks about his journey throughout college and the hurdles he has faced in the initial part of his college life. Teja digs into his setbacks, his struggles with some of his xlcasses, and how it has given him confidence in his respective career goals. Teja is currently in the preparation for the MCAT and is planning to go to Medical School very soon.

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